Distance Learning


Active Shooter Defense Workshop: Practical Responses to Aggression

February 28th, 2014

Oak Brook Marriott - Oak Brook, Illinois



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This program is designed to address the needs of individuals who want to protect their classrooms and buildings in the event of an active shooter or an incident of mass harm. Experts in the WIU School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration program and the Illinois State Police will present information on what educators can do to minimize the impact of a shooting event. This instruction provides practical/tactical considerations to help survive an active shooter incident, basic traumatic first aid considerations, informed communication with law enforcement, and what to expect from law enforcement in the event of an active shooter incident.




8:15 a.m.                     Registration

9:00 a.m.                     Introduction

                                    A History of Active Shooting

                                   Presenter: Neal Merry, Senior Master Illinois State Trooper

10:00 a.m.                   General Session I

                                    A Critical Response to an Active Shooter

                                   Presenter: Danny Leezer, Adjunct Professor Western Illinois University

11:00 a.m.                   General Session II

                                    Tactical First Aid

                                    Presenter: Todd Adkisson, Illinois State Trooper

11:30 a.m.                  General Session III

                                   Incident Command System – Restoring Order during Disorder

                                   Presenter: Robert Elliott, Adjunct Professor, Western Illinois University

12:00 p.m.                  Lunch

1:00 -                          Break Out Sessions (Sessions will be repeated every half hour)

3:00 p.m.

                                   Break Out Session I: Finding and Creating Escape Routes

                                   Presenter:  Neal Merry


                                   Break Out Session II:  Protecting Ourselves & Our Students

                                   Presenter: Danny Leezer


                                  Break Out Session III: Tactical First Aid in the Classroom

                                  Presenter:  Todd Adkisson


                                  Break Out Session IV:  Assisting Law Enforcement

                                  Presenter: Robert Elliott

3:00 p.m.                   Program Conclusion







The professional registration fee is $129. The registration fee includes continuing professional development units and documentation of contact hours as well as lunch, learning materials, and conference attendance.

Please send in your registration information by February 24, 2014, in order to be assured of all conference attendance privileges. Register online or complete the attached registration form and return it with credit card information or a check made payable to Western Illinois University. To register online, visit www.wiu.edu/distance_learning/non-credit_programs-professional_development/index.php under conferences and workshops. A map is included with the registration confirmation.



CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS (CPDUs):If you are an Illinois public school teacher, you are eligible to receive five (5) continuing professional development units (CPDUs) for participating in the program. You must indicate your interest in receiving CPDUs by checking the appropriate box on the registration form included in this brochure. You must also complete the required evaluation form at the conclusion of the program.

WIU CEUs: Western Illinois University awards certificates of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to all participants who request them and who provide their social security number to the Office of Non-Credit Programs. This program carries .5 CEUs.

OTHER CEUs: The WIU Department of Social Work is an approved provider of continuing education for social workers, license no. 159.000188.
Only registrants attending the full program day are eligible for CPDUs, CEUs granted by WIU, or documentation of social worker contact hours.



Teachers, school administrators, school law enforcement officials, school psychologists, counselors, school nurses, social workers, and
members of the juvenile justice community would find this program beneficial.



For further information, call the Non-Credit Programs office at 309-298-1911 or toll free at 866-933-8964. You can also check us out on the web at http://www.wiu.edu/noncredit.


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